Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
The Global Strategy team is responsible for the overall strategy of both Booking Holdings and its largest brand Booking.com. The team has members in the US and Europe, and we work collaboratively on initiatives across the senior leadership of Booking Holdings, Booking.com, Agoda, Kayak, and OpenTable.
We are looking for a motivated individual to help us to answer questions that are core to the future of the world’s largest travel business. Our role is to break down and structure complex problems, execute relevant analyses, develop actionable recommendations, and build organizational buy-in. We work on high-impact, challenging projects across Booking Holdings and with each of our brands, with exposure to senior leadership.
Despite the scale of our businesses, we retain a small, start-up feel and an energetic culture. We are looking for a results-driven, rigorous problem-solver with a sharp analytical mind, plus the ability to think creatively and communicate well. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunity to solve key strategic questions in a data-driven and collaborative environment – helping achieve our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world
Responsibilities and Duties
As a Senior Associate, you will support the team in setting the overall strategic direction of Booking Holdings. You will own specific workstreams in which you will solve complex problems that have a major impact on a multi-billion dollar global business. You will need to think creatively, identify actionable insights from complex data, and deal with stakeholders across the organization.
Your key responsibilities will be:
Perform in-depth research, draw insights, and prepare actionable recommendations on a variety of topics, including attractive travel markets, competitive threats, and new trends in tech and travel
Perform (ad-hoc) analyses (e.g. competitive/market/customer/financial) and build dashboards to create knowledge leadership within our team and share insights with our leadership teams
Support long-term strategy design for Booking Holdings and Booking.com, and support stakeholders in designing strategies for new initiatives
Evaluate the performance of current business operations, and recommend strategies and tactics to achieve business goals
Solve complex problems in collaboration with stakeholders across the organization (e.g. on how our brands should collaborate together) and present options/solutions to leadership teams
Support the team in the preparation of materials for annual and quarterly meetings with our leadership teams and Board of Directors
Build relationships with stakeholders across the organization, including (but not limited to) our product verticals, research, corporate development, finance, and marketing
Travel required: 20% of the time or less.
Bachelor’s Degree in business or other related fields
3-5 years of relevant experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy, corporate development, or another related field
Experience in a product or operations role in a scaled online business
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to see the “big picture” and understand key dynamics of a business/industry while maintaining good attention-to-detail
Strong understanding of strategic, business, and financial concepts, tools, and frameworks; comfort with corporate finance and accounting principals
Strong experience within strategic projects and topics, including hypothesis development, financial and business modeling (Excel proficient), option identification, consensus building, and implementation
Successful project management experience in facilitating cross-functional, complex projects in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple project deadlines and priorities
Ability to distill complex business issues and strategies to present insights and actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner and influence stakeholders at mid to senior levels of the organization
Expertise in technology, ideally in travel, e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer-facing products is desirable
Knowledge of SQL and other data-gathering and analysis techniques is a plus
Fluency in languages other than English is a plus
Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to travel across borders more freely, time zones, languages, and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:
Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
There are a variety of factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.
The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC metro area is $108,000-$132,000.
Booking Holdings is an equal-opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email email@example.com with your request. M/F/V/D/S
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